The Step By Step Guide to Pivot Tables and Introduction to Dashboards

Author: C. J. Benton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1515313956
Release Date: 2015-08-09
Genre:

Learn how to create Pivot Tables quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide! This book contains several basic, intermediate, and advanced Pivot Table examples with screenshots demonstrating how to: Organize and summarize data Format results Insert Pivot Charts Display averages & percentages Group data into predefined ranges Rank results Insert calculated fields In addition to the above, you will also learn how to create and update a basic Dashboard using Pivot Table data. Imagine the time you'll save by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using one of Microsoft(r) Excel's(r) best features. A great resource for: Business Analysts Data Analysts Financial Analysts Administrative and Support staff

The Step by step Guide to the Vlookup Formula in Microsoft Excel

Author: s J Benton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1517211247
Release Date: 2015-09-06
Genre:

Learn VLOOKUP formulas quickly and easily with this step-by-step guide! This comprehensive book offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the VLOOKUP formula. The book is organized into 3 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of the VLOOKUP formula at your own pace: VLOOKUP Basics: What the VLOOKUP formula does The parts of a VLOOKUP formula Detailed examples on how to use the VLOOKUP formula Taking the VLOOKUP Formula to the Next Level: Incorporating the IFERROR functionality into your VLOOKUP formula How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple tabs How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple workbooks In addition to the above, you will also learn how to troubleshoot and resolve common VLOOKUP errors, saving you hours of frustration! Reasons why you may be getting the #N/A error message Reasons why you may be getting the #REF error message Reasons why your VLOOKUP formula was working, but now you're getting the wrong values And more... Imagine the time you'll save, by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using one of Microsoft(r) Excel's(r) best features.

The Step by Step Guide to the 25 Most Common Microsoft Excel Formulas Features

Author: C. J. Benton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1516960645
Release Date: 2015-08-24
Genre: Business

Learn the 25 most common Microsoft(r) Excel(r) Formulas & Features quickly and easily with this detailed step-by-step guide! This book offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the 25 most common basic and intermediate Microsoft(r) Excel(r) formulas & features. The book is organized into 5 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of Excel(r) at your own pace: Part 1 - Excel(r) Formula Fundamentals SUM, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, & DIVISION AVERAGE MIN & MAX TODAY & NETWORKDAYS SUMIF Part 2 - Introduction to Pivot Tables How to create a basic Pivot Table Formatting Pivot Table results Inserting Pivot Charts Part 3 - Excel(r) Features Data Sorting Formula Trace Text-To-Columns Conditional Formatting & Filtering Part 4 - Text Functions LEN & TRIM CONCATENATE & MID PROPER, UPPER, & LOWER Part 5 - Logic & Lookup Formulas IF Nested IF VLOOKUP Imagine the time you'll save by not having to search the internet or help files to learn the most practical ways of using of Microsoft(r) Excel(r)! Book 1 in The Microsoft Excel Step-By-Step Training Guide Series Book 1 - The Step-By-Step Guide To The 25 Most Common Microsoft Excel Formulas & Features Book 2 - The Step-By-Step Guide To Pivot Tables & Introduction To Dashboards Book 3 - The Step-By-Step Guide To The VLOOKUP formula in Microsoft Excel Book 4 - The Microsoft Excel Step-By-Step Training Guide Book Bundle

Dashboards for Excel

Author: Jordan Goldmeier
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430249450
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Computers

This book takes a hands-on approach to developing dashboards, from instructing users on advanced Excel techniques to addressing dashboard pitfalls common in the real world. Dashboards for Excel is your key to creating informative, actionable, and interactive dashboards and decision support systems. Throughout the book, the reader is challenged to think about Excel and data analytics differently—that is, to think outside the cell. This book shows you how to create dashboards in Excel quickly and effectively. In this book, you learn how to: Apply data visualization principles for more effective dashboards Employ dynamic charts and tables to create dashboards that are constantly up-to-date and providing fresh information Use understated yet powerful formulas for Excel development Apply advanced Excel techniques mixing formulas and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to create interactive dashboards Create dynamic systems for decision support in your organization Avoid common problems in Excel development and dashboard creation Get started with the Excel data model, PowerPivot, and Power Query

Pivot Table Data Crunching

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780789746689
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Computers

PivotTables may be Excel's most powerful feature, but Microsoft has estimated that only 15% of Excel users take advantage of them. That's because PivotTables (and their companion feature, PivotCharts) have a reputation for being difficult to learn. Not any more! In this book, Excel legends Bill Jelen ("MrExcel") and Michael Alexander teach PivotTables and PivotCharts step-by-step, using realistic business scenarios that any Excel user can intuitively understand. Jelen and Alexander go far beyond merely explaining PivotTables and PivotCharts: they present practical "recipes" for solving a wide range of business problems. Drawing on more than 30 combined years of Excel experience, they provide tips and tricks you won't find anywhere else, and show exactly how to sidestep common mistakes. Coverage includes: " Creating PivotTables, customizing them, and changing the way you view them " Performing calculations within PivotTables " Using PivotCharts and other visualizations " Analyzing multiple data sources with PivotTables " Sharing PivotTables with others " Working with and analyzing OLAP data " Making the most of Excel 2010's powerful new PowerPivot feature " Using Excel 2010's Slicer to dynamically filter PivotTables " Enhancing PivotTables with macros and VBA code This book is part of the new MrExcel Library series, edited by Bill Jelen, world-renowned Excel expert and host of the enormously popular Excel help site, MrExcel.com. Teaches PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Excel 2010's new PowerPivot feature through real-world scenarios that make intuitive sense to users at all levels Includes proven PivotTable recipes for instant on-the-job results Helps Excel users avoid common pitfalls and mistakes Part of the brand-new MrExcel Library series, edited by Excel legend Bill Jelen

The Microsoft Excel Step By Step Training Guide Book Bundle

Author: C J Benton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1518628753
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Genre:

3 books in 1 a consolidation of three books in the Microsoft(r) Excel(r) Step-By-Step Training Guide Series This book bundle offers easy to follow examples with screenshots demonstrating how to use the most common basic and intermediate Microsoft(r) Excel(r) formulas & features, including Pivot Tables, & the VLOOKUP formula. The book bundle is organized into 6 step-by-step sections, allowing you to grow your knowledge of Microsoft(r) Excel(r) at your own pace. In addition to the following, this book bundle also includes sections on Excel(r) keyboard shortcuts and how to change the currency symbol, for example to the British Pound or Euro . Part 1 - Excel(r) Formula Fundamentals SUM, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, & DIVISION AVERAGE MIN & MAX TODAY & NETWORKDAYS SUMIF Part 2 - Pivot Tables & Dashboards Organize and summarize data Format results Insert Pivot Charts Display averages & percentages Group data into predefined ranges Rank results Insert calculated fields How to create and update a basic Dashboard using Pivot Table data Part 3 - Excel(r) Features Data Sorting Formula Trace Text-To-Columns Conditional Formatting & Filtering Part 4 - Text Functions LEN & TRIM CONCATENATE & MID PROPER, UPPER, & LOWER Part 5 - Logic Formulas IF Nested IF Part 6 - The VLOOKUP Formula What the VLOOKUP formula does The parts of a VLOOKUP formula Detailed examples on how to use the VLOOKUP formula Incorporating the IFERROR functionality into your VLOOKUP formula How to apply the VLOOKUP formula across multiple tabs & workbooks How to troubleshoot and resolve common VLOOKUP errors, including reasons why you may be getting the #N/A or #REF

Excel 2013 Pivot Table Data Crunching

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133259339
Release Date: 2013-01-07
Genre: Computers

CRUNCH ANY DATA, FROM ANY SOURCE, QUICKLY AND EASILY, WITH EXCEL 2013 PIVOT TABLES! Use Excel 2013 pivot tables and pivot charts to produce powerful, dynamic reports in minutes instead of hours… understand exactly what’s going on in your business… take control, and stay in control! Even if you’ve never created a pivot table before, this book will help you leverage all their amazing flexibility and analytical power. In just the first seven chapters, you learn how to generate complex pivot reports complete with drill-down capabilities and accompanying charts. Then, you go even further, discovering how to build a comprehensive, dynamic pivot table reporting system for any business task or function. Learning advanced pivot table and pivot chart techniques for Excel 2013 or the newest Office 365 has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world case studies, even complete, easy recipes for solving your most common business analysis problems. • Create, customize, and change your pivot tables and pivot charts • Transform gigantic data sets into crystal-clear summary reports • Summarize and analyze data even faster with new Excel 2013 recommended pivot tables • Instantly highlight your most (and least) profitable customers, products, or regions • Quickly filter pivot tables using slicers • Use dynamic dashboards using Power View to see exactly where your business stands right now • Revamp analyses on the fly by simply dragging and dropping fields • Build dynamic self-service reporting systems your entire team can use • Use PowerPivot or the Data Model to create pivot tables from multiple data sources and worksheets • Work with and analyze OLAP data, and much more About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will • Dramatically increase your productivity—saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make CATEGORY: Spreadsheets COVERS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Microsoft Business Intelligence Tools for Excel Analysts

Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118821527
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Computers

Introduces business analysts to the toolset and reporting capabilities that can be used to source and incorporate large datasets in analytics, including PowerPivot, SQL Server, and SharePoint, covering such topics as how to move data between these tools,how to leverage relational databases, and creating visualizations and dashboards.

Balanced Scorecards and Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel

Author: Ron Person
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118610848
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Computers

Learn to maintain and update scorecards and dashboards with Excel Balanced Scorecards and operational dashboards measure organizational performance and Microsoft Excel is the tool used worldwide to create these scorecards and dashboards. This book covers time-proven step-by-step processes on how to guide executive teams and managers in creating scorecards and dashboards. It then shows Excel developers how to create those scorecards and dashboards. This is the only book that converts theory into practice. The author addresses the people and processes you need to identify strategy and operational metrics and then implement them in dashboards in three versions of Excel. You'll learn how balanced scorecards help organizations translate strategy into action and the ways that performance dashboards enable managers monitor operations. Covers Excel 2010 back to Excel 2003 Shows how to develop consensus on strategy and operational plans with the executive teams Details steps in creating tactical action plans Gives step-by-step guidance in creating the most powerful management dashboards Puts over ten years of experience in one book Balanced Scorecards & Operational Dashboards with Microsoft Excel, Second Edition is the ultimate resource for enhancing your strategic and operational performance.

Building Dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016

Author: Belinda Allen
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786464040
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre: Computers

Learn to build professional and powerful dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP and Excel About This Book This book provides a core foundation for you to understand the ever-changing Microsoft Power BI Through this book, you'll understand how data flows and is secured between Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Excel You'll see how to create amazing dashboards using various tools such as Excel 2016, Power BI, Jet Express, and more Who This Book Is For This book is geared up for analysts and accountants keen on building and maintaining professional dashboards with Microsoft Excel 2016 for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 data, and building financials with visuals using the New Jet Reports Express Tool for Dynamics GP. An introduction is provided for those who want to maintain dashboards in Microsoft Power BI. What You Will Learn Use GP Data in Excel 2016 in a meaningful way Build basic financial statements using Jet Reporting Express, including visualizations Understand the foundation of Power BI and its components Get and maintain data from Dynamics GP in Power BI Find out how to use the Power BI Query Editor (the Get and Transform feature in Excel 2016) Format basic visualizations to get better insights Understand Jet Reports Express, which is used to create basic financial statements Use the new Dynamics GP features, such as OData and adding Power BI tiles on the home page In Detail Microsoft Dynamics GP is a complete ERP solution that is extremely beneficial for small to midsize organizations in helping them grow exponentially. The book shows you in detail how to build great-looking dashboards with Microsoft Dynamics GP that enhance a company's decision-making processes. This guide will take you from the basics of setting up and deploying to creating secure, refreshable Excel reports. Using a whole host of tools available within Microsoft Dynamics GP and Excel, this tutorial will show you how to visualize your data using simple conditional formatting techniques and easy-to-read charts, and allow you to make your data interactive with slicers. We will also cover core topics such as Business Analyzer, Microsoft SQL Reporting services reports, BI360, and more. You will find out to use Power BI, share and refresh data and dashboards in Power BI, and use Power BI Query Editor. By the end of this book, you will have all the information required to build interactive dashboards using Dynamics GP. Style and approach The book takes a step-by-step approach and contains real-world examples that provide the building blocks to create engaging dashboards. This practical guide is all about doing. Get your data, open up Excel, and go!

Advanced Excel for Accountants Pivot Tables Vlookup

Author: Sterling Libs Fcca
Publisher:
ISBN: 1911037080
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre:

In the workplace, excel is one of the most commonly used analysis and reporting tools. If there is one book you should get to help you master Pivot Tables and VLOOKUP, this will do just that. The step by step guidance in this book will enable you to master Excel's powerful and dynamic functions - Pivot tables & VLOOKUP which are relevant to you as an accountant and thus will help you make yourself more marketable with recruitment agencies and potential employers.

PowerPivot Alchemy

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Tickling Keys, Inc.
ISBN: 9781615470211
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Computers

PowerPivot is an amazing new add-in for Excel 2013 that allows business intelligence pros to process large amounts data. Although it is simple to use in a demo environment, analysts are likely to run into real-life scenarios that are difficult to solve. This guide, dedicated solely to the PowerPivot tool, provides techniques and solutions to real-world problems, including showing the Top N customers by using slicer filters, comparing budget to actuals, drilling across data instead of through data, and joining data from two different sources in a single analysis.

Excel 2013 Charts and Graphs

Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133259513
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Computers

Use Excel 2013’s radically revamped charting and graphing tools to communicate more clearly, powerfully, and quickly… so you drive your message home, and get the decisions and actions you’re looking for! This book reveals data visualization techniques you won’t find anywhere else and shows you how to use Excel 2013 to create designer-quality charts and graphs that stand out from the crowd. It will help you make the most of new features ranging from Power View to Recommended Charts, and instantly share your insights with anyone, anywhere–even on the Web and social networks. Learning advanced Excel techniques has never been easier. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions, real-world examples and case studies, and more than a dozen YouTube videos, straight from MrExcel! • Create stunning data visualizations instantly with Excel 2013’s new Recommended Charts • Use charts to instantly reveal trends, differences, and relationships • Map your data with Excel 2013, MapPoint, and the new GeoFlow add-in • Quickly generate combo charts that once required complex, frustrating procedures • Use sparklines to imbue worksheets with more context and insight • Highlight and clarify the meaning of data with DataBars, color scales, icon sets, and other conditional formatting tools • Post charts to Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, directly from Excel • Build stock charts that help you make smarter investments • Solve “non-standard” problems such as noncontiguous data or custom data sequences • Generate new charts automatically with Excel VBA • Uncover visual tricks that people use to lie with Excel About MrExcel Library: Every book in the MrExcel Library pinpoints a specific set of crucial Excel tasks and presents focused skills and examples for performing them rapidly and effectively. Selected by Bill Jelen, Microsoft Excel MVP and mastermind behind the leading Excel solutions website MrExcel.com, these books will: • Dramatically increase your productivity–saving you 50 hours a year or more • Present proven, creative strategies for solving real-world problems • Show you how to get great results, no matter how much data you have • Help you avoid critical mistakes that even experienced users make

Excel Power Pivot and Power Query For Dummies

Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119210665
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Computers

A guide to PowerPivot and Power Query no data cruncher should be without! Want to familiarize yourself with the rich set of Microsoft Excel tools and reporting capabilities available from PowerPivot and Power Query? Look no further! Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies shows you how this powerful new set of tools can be leveraged to more effectively source and incorporate 'big data' Business Intelligence and Dashboard reports. You'll discover how PowerPivot and Power Query not only allow you to save time and simplify your processes, but also enable you to substantially enhance your data analysis and reporting capabilities. Gone are the days of relatively small amounts of data—today's data environment demands more from business analysts than ever before. Now, with the help of this friendly, hands-on guide, you'll learn to use PowerPivot and Power Query to expand your skill-set from the one-dimensional spreadsheet to new territories, like relational databases, data integration, and multi-dimensional reporting. Demonstrates how Power Query is used to discover, connect to, and import your data Shows you how to use PowerPivot to model data once it's been imported Offers guidance on using these tools to make analyzing data easier Written by a Microsoft MVP in the lighthearted, fun style you've come to expect from the For Dummies brand If you spend your days analyzing data, Excel PowerPivot & Power Query For Dummies will get you up and running with the rich set of Excel tools and reporting capabilities that will make your life—and work—easier.

Beginning Power BI

Author: Dan Clark
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484225776
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Analyze your company’s data quickly and easily using Microsoft’s latest tools. You will learn to build scalable and robust data models to work from, clean and combine different data sources effectively, and create compelling visualizations and share them with your colleagues. Author Dan Clark takes you through each topic using step-by-step activities and plenty of screen shots to help familiarize you with the tools. This second edition includes new material on advanced uses of Power Query, along with the latest user guidance on the evolving Power BI platform. Beginning Power BI is your hands-on guide to quick, reliable, and valuable data insight. What You'll Learn Simplify data discovery, association, and cleansing Build solid analytical data models Create robust interactive data presentations Combine analytical and geographic data in map-based visualizations Publish and share dashboards and reports Who This Book Is For Business analysts, database administrators, developers, and other professionals looking to better understand and communicate with data